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Mesa f100 mod

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Sometimesyoudie, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Sometimesyoudie

    Sometimesyoudie Tele-Meister

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    Feb 9, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    I've got a mesa f100 2/12, 100 watt amp, it has 4 6l6 and 4 12ax7's.
    This amp sounds great but it's wayyyy too loud and wayyyyy to heavy! Is there anything I can do to modify this thing to run 1/12 and 30 or so watts?
     
  2. Dflo

    Dflo Tele-Meister

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    Apr 21, 2010
    Kansas City
    Pul the 2 iner 6l6's,,,,,, workes on my twin
     
  3. Sometimesyoudie

    Sometimesyoudie Tele-Meister

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    Feb 9, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Could I pull one of the 12's out and just change the output ohms?
     
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  5. Ringo

    Ringo Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Memphis TN
    If it's too loud and too heavy you probably need to sell it and get a lighter lower wattage amp, F30?
     
  6. marshman

    marshman Friend of Leo's

    Feb 1, 2007
    SE PA
    Well, I'd imagine that the speakers in those amps probably weigh a good 12 pounds each, so pulling one would lighten the weight. That would also balance the load on the transformer if you pull 2 of the power tubes. But if the other M/B amps I've hefted in my life are any indication, it's still gonna be pretty heavy. I just cannot imagine there is a lot you can do to significantly lower the weight of that amp, aside from converting it to a head/cab rig...which won't actually make it lighter, it'll just divide the weight between 2 boxes.
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Telefied

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    I have to go with Ringo on this one. There is a lot of weight in those transformers. And....Mesa is known for building solid cabs...read: weighty. Maybe a little Mesa .22 caliber +? Great little amps in the Mesa line...used, though and hard to find, maybe....and it wills till be loud. IT won't be heavy, though. A 30-watt amp is still more than 1/2 as loud as that 100 watter....through the same speakers, of course. A 10 watt amp makes half the volume of a 100-watter---- given the same speakers.
     
  8. Sometimesyoudie

    Sometimesyoudie Tele-Meister

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    Feb 9, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Yeah I've thought of that too it's just hard to sell or find a good downsize trade
     
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